Attorney Discipline, 0620 WYBJ, Vol. 43 No. 3. 51

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Attorney Discipline

Vol. 43 No. 3 Pg. 51

Wyoming Bar Journal

June, 2020

Suspension

The Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order suspending Cheyenne attorney Ronald G. Pretty from the practice of law for a period of ninety (90) days beginning May 11, 2020. Te order of suspension stemmed from Pretty’s conduct in drafting a will for an elderly woman which named her daughter (Pretty’s client) as executrix and as a beneficiary and identified Pretty as the elderly woman’s lawyer and alternate executor. Pretty took such action despite the fact that Pretty was aware that the elderly woman was the ward of Wyoming Guardianship Corporation (WGC). Pretty further took such action despite the fact that in the elderly woman’s guardianship proceeding, the district court had recently denied Pretty’s motion to require WGC to allow the elderly woman to draft a new will. Pretty stipulated that his conduct violated...

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